Around Campus: Training the FBI

FBI agents learn the secrets of fingerprint recovery at Texas State

The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University-San Marcos trains FBI agents from around the country in the science of identifying human remains. The center is home to one of the top forensics programs in the world.

The FBI agents being trained at Texas State are part of a specialized Evidence Response Team or ERT. They assist in major crimes investigations and disaster responses all over the world. Recovering fingerprints is crucial element in the process of identifying human remains.

“Anytime they have to recover fingerprints in difficult situations, this is the team that does it,” said Forensic Anthropology Center Director, Dr. Michelle Hamilton, in an interview with KVUE News. “This research is really important because we give identity to people who are unknown.”

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